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Dec 26, 2012 7:00pm PST
it was a test of a ballistic missile technology and was in violation of u.n. security council resolutions. >>> china has opened what it calls the world's longest high speed rail line linking the capital of beijing with guan jo in the south. here's more. >> reporter: the first high-speed train from beijing is about to leave the railway station. many passengers are carrying coats because the temperature in beijing is about 20 degrees centigrade lower than here. the new line stretches nearly 2300 kilometers, including a section already in service. the trip between the two cities will take about eight hours instead of the current 20 1/2 hours. china says it developed the high-speed train line on its own. based on the technology used by japan's train. the launch of the new service expands china's high-speed railway to more than 9300 kilometers. officials plan to extend it to 16,000 kilometers by 2020. the chinese government temporarily suspended construction of high-speed train lines after 40 people died in a two-train collision last year. but it has resumed construction with the aim of helpin
PBS
Dec 22, 2012 4:00pm PST
. >> probably, because now there's a lot more distractions, like more technology and whatnot. >> from what they say, i think it is. i think there's just more that we're exposed to now than there was when we were before. so i think it is harder now. >> um...no. i'm gonna go with no, because, like, well, when my parents were teens, they were, like, the war -- vietnam war and stuff, and their parents were, like, kind of like, "hey, go join the war," and they were kind of like, "mm, no." my dad grew up in brazil, so it's a little bit different there. >> i think it's easier, because our parents, like, couldn't escape from their parents, 'cause they didn't have phones or computers. >> yeah, i do because of the work load. school is a lot harder now, i think. >> i do, because there's a lot more technology around. like, when our parents were teenagers, if they had a problem with people, it was sort of a face-to-face combat issue, but nowadays, you could just do it anonymously, and you can really never know who it's coming from. >> if we put it to a vote, i think most teens would agree that life is
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